June 28, 2012
You can add Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe to the growing roster of American football players coming out for gay rights. The 30-year old punter in the past few months has recorded three radio ads for Minnesotans for Equality, the group fighting a November ballot that would constitutionally define marriage as heterosexual only, and more recently he sat down with the site Outsports to discuss his advocacy. Apparently it all started with a simple ask. Someone [from Minnesotans for Equality] contacted me on Twitter and asked if I’d be interested. I said yes," Kluwe explained. "I’ve always believed that people are inherently the same and should have the same rights and equal protection under the law. It really doesn’t matter what you do with who or whom as long as you’re not infringing on someone else’s rights. Everyone should be free to live their own life however it makes them happy."